Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups – Juicy Matchup Coming For Jameis

Senior Fantasy Football Expert Adam Ronis pinpoints a few players to target on the waiver wire in anticipation of Week 6 of the NFL season!

QB Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Winston was mentioned in this space last week, but some might have been handcuffed by the roster and couldn’t add a quarterback. Matthew Stafford and Drew Brees are on bye in Week 6, and Winston gets a putrid Falcons defense. Winston went 16 of 20 for 145 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions against the Bears in relief of Ryan Fitzpatrick. He had a good preseason, and everything sets up well for him to put up stats with an awful defense, poor running game, and lots of weapons with Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin, Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard when he returns from a knee injury.

RB Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers

Matt Breida suffered a mid-to-high ankle sprain in Week 5 after X-rays were negative and he will have an MRI Monday. Breida is going to miss some time, putting Morris in a workhorse role. Morris had 18 carries for 61 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards. The touches were a season-high for Morris, who also ran 18 routes with the 49ers trailing most of the game.


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RB Alfred Blue, Houston Texans

Lamar Miller was active Sunday night but didn’t play. Blue got a big workload, and while he wasn’t efficient, he had 19.9 points in PPR formats due to volume. He had 20 carries for 46 yards and caught eight passes for 73 yards. It’s better than anything Miller has done this year. Blue is dependent on the health of Miller, and D’Onta Foreman is a stash since he’s eligible to return in Week 7. He’s coming off an Achilles injury, but if he performs well becoming the lead back is possible.

WR Josh Reynolds, Los Angeles Rams

Reynolds could be in for a significant role in Week 6 depending on the status of Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp, whom both left Week 5 with a concussion. The Rams play with three wide receivers on almost every play, so even if one of the receivers sit, Reynolds will see targets against the Broncos. Reynolds looked good last season, and on Sunday, he caught two passes for 39 yards and had a 10-yard carry after both receivers left the game.

WR Marquez Valdez-Scantling, Green Bay Packers

Valdez-Scantling was mentioned in the Week 5 FAAB guide. He was likely added in deeper formats, but there was no clarity on Geronimo Allison missing Sunday until that morning. Valdez-Scantling saw an increased role with Allison out with a concussion and hamstring injury and Randall Cobb out with a hamstring injury. Valdez-Scantling played a big role in the offense, getting targets and catching seven for 68 yards and a touchdown. He had another play called a touchdown, but replays showed he was just shy of the goal line.


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WR Chester Rogers, Indianapolis Colts

T.Y. Hilton’s status for Week 6 is still up in the air. The Colts are passing a lot with Andrew Luck averaging 49 passes per game. Rogers has 11 targets in each of the last two games. He had eight catches for 85 yards in Week 4 and eight catches for 66 yards last week against the Patriots. Rogers has some value in deep formats if Hilton plays and if he’s out, he in the flex consideration.

TE Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

O.J. Howard didn’t practice Monday and is out with a sprained MCL. He’s supposed to be out 2-4 weeks, and this Sunday will be two weeks. As long as Howard is out, Brate becomes a start. Brate had three catches for 29 yards with a touchdown in Week 4 with Jameis Winston throwing him the score. Winston has a penchant for targeting Brate near the goal line.

Top Waiver Pickups

  • C.J. Beathard, QB-SF
  • Baker Mayfield, QB-CLE
  • Joe Flacco, QB-BAL
  • Andy Dalton, QB-CIN
  • Jameis Winston, QB-TB
  • Mitchell Trubisky, QB-CHI

 

  • Isaiah Crowell, RB-NYJ
  • James White, RB-NE
  • Aaron Ekeler, RB-LAC
  • Javorius Allen, RB-BAL
  • Duke Johnson Jr., RB-CLE
  • Nyheim Hines, RB-IND
  • Wendell Smallwood, RB-PHI
  • Corey Clement, RB-PHI
  • LeGarrette Blount, RB-DET
  • Tarik Cohen, RB-CHI
  • Peyton Barber, RB-TB
  • Alfred Morris, RB-SF
  • Samaje Perine, RB-WAS
  • Robby Anderson, WR-NYJ
  • Keke Coutee, WR-HOU
  • Tre’Quan Smith, WR-NO
  • Taylor Gabriel, WR-CHI
  • Cameron Brate, TE-TB
  • Tyler Kroft, TE-CIN
  • Trey Burton, TE-CHI
  • Ryan Griffin, TE-HOU
  • Ricky Seals-Jones, TE-ARI
  • Ben Watson, TE-NO

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